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The County of Dufferin Ontario


Click on the links below for information on all Waste Collection Programs.

what goes where?

Download the 2015-16 Waste Services Guide

What Goes Where?
Information Where You Want It
Collection Schedule
Bins And Boxes
At The Curb
Take It Back Directory
Gfl Dufferin Transfer

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Information Where You Want It

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P 519.941.2816 ext. 2620
E dufferinwaste@dufferincounty.ca

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Contact GFL directly at 1.888.941.3345 ext. 1 or dufferin@gflenv.com

  • for missed collections
  • for timely updates and route alterations
  • to schedule a collection for bulky items or white goods
  • to schedule a collection for yard waste in rural areas

The personal information collected on this form is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act for the purpose of information sharing by the Dufferin County Waste Services and the recipient. Specific questions regarding the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act should be directed to the Clerk at clerk@dufferincounty.ca.


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Garbage, Blue Boxes, Green Bins, and bulky items are collected on your regular collection day, outlined below.
NOTE: Yard waste is not collected on your regular collection day.

All waste should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, and no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before.

Melancthon and Mulmur including both sides of Highway 89
Orangeville east of Dawson, south of Broadway

Mono not including Mono-Amaranth Townline or Highway 89
East Garafraxa including both sides of Dufferin Road 109
Orangeville east and including First Street, north of Broadway

Orangeville Broadway, Mill Street, west of Dawson Road, south of Broadway
** PLEASE NOTE ** Due to traffic congestion, Broadway, from Riddell to Hwy 10, is collected at 6 a.m.

Grand Valley and Amaranth including both sides of Mono-Amaranth Townline, not including Highway 89 or Dufferin Road 109
Orangeville west of First Street, north of Broadway

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Routes can change

Keep in mind that sometimes collection routes are altered to accommodate winter weather, snow removal and construction, among other things. To ensure your waste is collected, have it out by 7 a.m. on your collection day. For timely updates about route alterations or cancellations, call GFL at 1.888.941.3345 ext. 1.

Collection Calendar

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Holiday Interruptions

There will be no curbside collection on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day January 1
  • Family Day February 16, 2015 | February 15, 2016
  • Victoria Day May 18, 2015 | May 23, 2016
  • Canada Day July 1
  • Civic Holiday August 3, 2015 | August 1, 2016
  • Labour Day September 7, 2015 | September 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving October 12, 2015 | October 10, 2016
  • Christmas Day December 25

Collections for the day of the holiday and the rest of the week will be shifted to one day later.
For example, if the holiday is on Monday, then Monday's routes will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday's routes will be collected on Wednesday, and so on.

Set customer reminders for holiday interruptions on your smartphone or download and print a calendar.

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Bins and Boxes

Blue Boxes, Green Bins and kitchen collectors are available at local municipal offices, the Orangeville Operations Centre, and the County office at 55 Zina Street, Orangeville.

If your container is broken, bring it in! We’ll have it recycled and give you a new one.

Extra containers are also available for a fee.

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At the Curb

It is important that containers are visible and neatly set out at the curb. Keep containers for each stream (e.g. garbage, Blue Boxes & Green Bin) separated at the curb.


In the winter, maintain an area to safely place waste containers at the road. Containers placed on a snowbank can not be collected for health and safety reasons.


The trucks that collect Blue Boxes and Green Bins have a "split body". It may look like the compostable material is going in the same place as recyclables, however, the trucks being used to collect the materials have two separate compartments. You can't see the two compartments unless you're standing at the back of the truck.

Rural areas

The use of a waste enclosure to store garbage, Blue Boxes, and Green Bins at the end of your lane is permitted in rural areas. The enclosure must have a flag, similar to a mailbox, in order to notify collection staff if there are materials to be picked up.  The flag should be at least 5 x 10 cm (2 x 4 inches) and painted red. Collection staff will not stop if they do not see a red flag. The location of all enclosures must be approved by Dufferin County Waste Services.  This flyer contains more information on waste enclosures.

There are some rural roads that the collection vehicles only travel in one direction. On these roads, waste must be put on a particular side of the road to be collected. If waste is placed on the wrong side of the road, opposite the “line of travel”, residents are notified by the driver with an “Oops” sticker. If you have any questions regarding the line of travel, please call Dufferin Waste at 519.941.2816 ext. 2620.

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Please click on the links below for any of our publications.

Read past issues of our newsletter, the Diversion Digest.

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The Take it Back Directory is a one-stop guide for residents to take back items for reuse, recycling or proper disposal at local retailers, vendors and organizations.

2015 Take it Back Directory [PDF]

Be a part of the Waste Services Guide!
Did you know that your business, organization, or charity can be part of the next Waste Services Guide?

The Take it Back Directory is located in the back of the Waste Services Guide, which is sent to every household in Dufferin County. If your organization takes back or accepts specific materials or products, it could be included in the Directory. Click here to apply online. 

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The County of Dufferin does not own or operate any waste facilities (landfill, transfer station, depot, etc.), where residents can take garbage, recyclables, or other waste streams. 

There is one privately-run transfer station within Dufferin County, which is owned and operated by Green for Life:

GFL Dufferin Transfer
473051 Dufferin Road 11, Amaranth

7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm Saturday

Appliances, bulky items, construction and demolition material, electronic waste, household garbage, recyclables, scrap metal, tires, yard waste. Some fees may apply.

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E dufferinwaste@dufferincounty.ca 
T 519.941.2816 ext. 2620
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